The Biomechanics of Standing Calf Raises

The standing calf raise is a common resistance exercise for strengthening the plantar flexors that act at the ankle joint (i.e., gastrocnemius, soleus). Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. Improper form while performing this… Read More

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